Our Senior Management Team
Sarah Johnson, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Sarah joined CACHE as Interim Chief Executive Officer in November 2014. Her career in FE and Skills spans all aspects of working in the sector. She began her career teaching and developing Access courses in London; has developed quality assurance and improvement systems and processes within an Awarding Organisation (OCN), a National Funding body (LSC) and several colleges. Sarah also brings experience of innovating policy and strategy projects, Interim Management and international work.
Julie Hyde, Executive Director- Business Development
Julie joined CACHE in 2010 as Northern Regional Manager and in 2011 was appointed Senior National Development Manager. In 2013 she was appointed Director of Business Development. She has 10 years’ experience of management in the childcare and education sector.
Julie spent 12 years gaining commercial sales and training experience working in industry as a Regional then National Account Training Manager and as a Regional Sales Manager. Julie is currently Director of Business Development.
Mike Partridge, Executive Director- Customer Service
Mike has spent his career in business to business customer service management. He gained considerable experience in the Financial Services industry as a Regional Operations Manager – covering multiple locations across London and the South East.
Mike also has experience of new business set ups and restructure, including his role as a founder member of a successful assessment consultancy.
Suki Thorogood, Executive Director- Portfolio Development
Suki has worked within the education sector for the past 17 years covering a range of roles within the for-profit, public and the not-for-profit sectors. This has included vocational, general education and training and has ranged from working as a Lecturer, Internal Assessor and Head of Department within FE. Suki has also worked for a range of Awarding Organisations in Quality Assurance as well as Qualification and Portfolio Development roles. She spent over 5 years with the Government’s modernisation team (NAA) and later the qualifications’ regulator (QCA at the time) focusing on the improvement of examinations systems and delivery.